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Measure C Large/Small Grant Info

MEASURE C - 2007 Crime Fighting Act Fund


In 2006, voters of East Palo Alto (EPA), approved the Crime Fighting Act Fund of 2007, better known as Measure C, a parcel tax purposed to establish funds to provide programs with a crime and violence prevention intent. The measure was established for a 10 year period (2007-2017).

*Vision: sustaining an environment where neighborhoods are safe and families are free of violence and crime.
*Mission: the community will work together to enhance services and programs to prevent violence and crime.

Measure C Ordinance 298

Measure C Strategic Work Plan (2011-2017)

Measure C Grant Program

Measure C funds are designated for community based non-profit - registered with the IRS as 501(c)(3) organizations-programs designed to reduce violence with an emphasis on youth, ex-felons (formerly incarcerated individuals), victims of domestic violence, seniors, and families (known as Violence Prevention allocation). 

Since 2007 Measure C Funds have been to distributed to community based organizations that provide critically needed professional services to children, youth, families, seniors, the formerly incarcerated, and victim’s assistance whose mission through their work supports the City’s strategic goals to prevent and reduce violence. To date, the City Council has awarded over $2 million to more than 60 projects/programs run by Community Based Organizations (CBO's) and Non Profit Organizations (NPO's) with Measure C funds to promote a healthier, safer community free of violence and crime. 

The Measure C Grant Program has two funding categories, Large Collaborative Grants and Small Grants. The Large Grants Program focuses on organizational collaborations to address violence prevention through service to children, youth, families, seniors, and the formerly incarcerated, highlighted in the strategy areas described below. Grant awards in this category are typically for more than $20,000 and up to $163,333 in each strategy area. The small grants program distributes $54,500 awarding funding for short-term programs in amounts not to exceed $15,000 and that typically focus on summer programming.  

Measure C Evaluation 
Conducted by Bright Research Group
(More evaluation information can be found on the "Measure C Oversight Committee" page.)
Preliminary Report, Retrospective Study of Grantees, 2009-2013
Secondary Report Study of Grantees, 2013-2015

2018 Measure C Small Grant Awardees



Aim High

$ 16,000


$ 22,500

Community Legal Services East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)

$ 2,500

East Palo Alto Greyhounds

$ 22,500

Free at Last (FAL)

$ 22,500

Fresh Approach (formerly Collective Roots)


New Creation Home Ministries (NCHM)

$ 16,000

St. Francis of Assisi

$ 22,500

Grand Total AWARDED

$ 147,000

2018-19 Measure C Large Grant Awardees



Able Works Collaborative $100,000
Catholic Charities Collaborative   $25,000
East Palo Alto Greyhounds Collaborative  $25,000

Job Train Collaborative

$ 100,000

Men of Purpose (MOP) Collaborative


One East Palo Alto (OEPA) Collaborative


Project We Hope (PWH) Collaborative


Youth Community Service (YCS) Collaborative


Grand Total AWARDED


Measure C/TOT Grant Program Staff 

Karla M. Prince-Cheng, Ed.D., M.S.Ed., Administrative Grants Coordinator
City of East Palo Alto, City Manager's Office
2415 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
East Palo Alto, CA. 94303
Phone: (650) 853-3132 Fax: (650) 853-3115